training DSLR video

When I got my first DSLR years ago I had so many questions on how to get the best images out of it. Coming from a camcorder background, I was a bit lost and frustrated, I had no idea how to adjust things like exposure or focus. So I started doing tons of tests and sharing the results online. I found that all my testing and re-testing was starting to pay off as I steadily got better and people online started to notice. I am not the best out there, and I don't know it all but I'm humbled by so many people that enjoy my work.

Beginner Level Courses
Dave with t5i 700d Canon T5i/700D Getting Started in Video Dave

Canon T3i/600D Getting Started in Video

6d Canon 6D Getting Started in Video
Dave Canon 5D Mark III Getting Started in Video Dave

Canon T4i/650D Getting Started in Video

Unsolicited Testimonials

"I just want to let you know that your T3i course is awesome! :) I bought it yesterday and watched through most of it in one sitting. It was very easy to watch and understand. It's clear that you put a lot of work into it." - Anthony M

"I learned answers to questions that I have had for months! I didn't think I would learn so much really but Boy i certainly did! Thank you soo much for all the help!" - David

"Your course has been a great help to me! Thanks!" - Moises

"I just got through first watch your Canon 6D video courses. I liked it a lot. You really provided tons of information; in fact I think that I probably need to browse this through few times before I can digest it all.." - Pasi J.

“Just started the course! Fan Frikin Tastic!” 6D Reel Sisters Colorado

"I found it very helpful." Jemery

"You did a fantastic job and have given me a great head start not only with the 6D but with understanding video DSLR. I loved your video production at the end! It was the icing on the cake and it was so helpful to see how it all comes together. You are a great teacher." - Avril

"It was really helpful, as I'm just a beginner. It saved a lot of my time." - Janardhan

Training course is fantastic! U should all have a look at it." - Michelangelo

"600D tutorial was a great help" - Mark

"Great work. Much appreciated. HUGE help." - Scott

"Thanks so much Dave. This is terrific. I've learned much more than I thought I would." - Elain

"I have been watching your YouTube Channel for sometime and have expressed my desire to purchase a DSLR Camera to my family. Yesterday, I got my first DSLR Canon T5i for Father's Day. I immediately purchased your tutorial video and parked it front of my computer for the entire time. Now, I am practicing all the things in your tutorial. First, thank you for such a detailed tutorial. I knew nothing about DSLRs and I feel like I know a lot more now thanks to you. I really liked the video of when you put the camera to work and filmed that little suspense clip. It did really put everything together." - Steve

"I've recently purchased a 6d, having been very new to photography and videography, and your online reviews and tutorials have been immeasurably helpful in demystifying the photography world. Thanks so much." Tim P.

"I am a total DSLR beginner and just picked up your course!! Amazing! Easy to follow and very detailed. Definitely recommend this to ANYONE!" - Bluesman

"Just finished your video course on T4i/650D. Gotta say it made a lot of difference. I feel really comfortable with the camera considering that I only have had it for a week."

"I learned a lot with you and yes, you saved me months of testing and experimenting with the camera." Quéli F.

"I'm really happy with the guidance and as a newbie it has accelerated my knowledge curve and given me the confidence boost I needed to produce quality video.I've just completed watching all the videos and am pleased they'll be available for reference whilst I gain competency." Ray James

"Just wanted to say thank you. The value I got from watching your T3i course was so much greater than what I paid." - Laszlo

"And yes, I confirm, I bought the T4i Tutorial from Dave and it's a great stuff." Oliver

"I just got your t3i course and I really love it, I learned a lot. Thanks." - David

"I purchase your 6D class and I'm loving it." - Jack

"By the way, I got your T4i class for my dad last year, and haven't answered a camera question since! Easily worth 4x the price :-P" - Mark.

"I just gotta tell ya…I'm absolutely loving this tutorial…I've learned so much in just a few days it's crazy…Especially with exposure…I'm a MulticameraTV Director, and usually have Video Shaders do this for me…never took the time to really delve into it until now…" - Curt

"Hello Dave. Just completed your course on the Canon 700D. Very helpful and insightful course explained simply. I'm new to DSLRs and primarily want to use for video here in the UK. Your course has helped me to get plenty of vital info into my head and most importantly it has achieved it quickly. Your easy-to-watch style also makes it enjoyable as well as educational to follow. Will recommend! In fact, I just have :-) gadgets and wheels."

"Thank you so much for your T3i course. Excellent info, and delivered at a very affordable price." Zack

"I am finding your videos on the T3i AWESOME to say the least." - Paul

"Great job on the video, if you didn't already know that." - Jeff

"I went from being afraid to open the box of my Canon t3i (it was in my closet for 2 weeks!) to being comfortable with the basics very quickly due to your tutorials. It was WELL worth the minimal charge. - Danielle

"A huge thanks for the thorough T5i training! It has saved me a ton of time, headaches and mistakes. I feel like I know the camera inside and out. I'm a long time video producer/director who is just now getting into DSLR video. Your videos were the best $40 I've spent. Thanks!" - David

"My wife purchased your DSLR T5i course last night which is excellent, very worthwhile!" - Dan